January 16th, 2015
One invaluable service home care aides can provide for the clients is light housekeeping. Many times, seniors are no longer able to bend, lift, and perform other movements required when cleaning. The aides can put fresh linens on the beds, dust, sweep, and mop the floors. They can vacuum carpets and be sure the dishes are washed and put away. The aides will use caution when selecting cleaning solutions, making sure to familiarize themselves with the products in the client’s homes. They will wear latex gloves. The aides will store all cleaning supplies, making sure that they are isolated from cabinets where food is kept. Clean, tidy homes are safer for seniors, making them feel comfortable and secure. Other valuable services like transportation, meal preparation and assistance with personal care may also be provided.